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Food Allergies March 2011 Archive

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Update on Florida School Peanut Allergy Controversy

Monday March 28, 2011
 Katherine Lee, the About.com Guide to School-Age Children, recently spoke with the administration of Edgewater Elementary in Orlando, FL. Her blog post clears up many of the rumors that have ... Read More

Asthma Drug Speeds Tolerance to Milk

Friday March 25, 2011
A preliminary study of an asthma drug that blocks the production of Ig-E, found that it was able to accelerate the process of oral immunotherapy.  Within 7 months, 9 out ... Read More

Does Birth Order Determine Food Allergy Risk?

Wednesday March 23, 2011
First-born children have the highest rate of food allergy, according to a recent study of 13,000 Japanese school children. Parents were asked about specific allergy symptoms and reactions to foods and ... Read More

Can ADHD be Treated by Food Sensitivity Diet?

Tuesday March 15, 2011
A recent study published in The Lancet found that 64% of children with ADHD showed improvement in behavior and attention when placed on an elimination diet. Parents and teachers were ... Read More

Parents Protest Child with Peanut Allergy in Classroom

Thursday March 10, 2011
Parents at Edgewater  Elementary School in Orlando, FL picketed the school this morning to protest the policies the school has set in place to protect a first-grader with a severe peanut allergy. First ... Read More

Lack of Vitamin D Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

Tuesday March 8, 2011
Children with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop food allergies, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers found ... Read More

The Importance of Inclusion

Friday March 4, 2011
A friend of mine has a son with severe contact allergies to multiple foods.  Someone recently called her and asked that she not bring Ethan to an educational event because of his allergies. ... Read More

FDA Issues Warning About Long-Term Use of PPIs

Friday March 4, 2011
Millions of Americans take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Many people with food allergies that manifest as GI symptoms also have GERD. The FDA issued ... Read More

Host an Allergy-Friendly Mardi Gras Party

Thursday March 3, 2011
Mardi Gras is March 8, 2011 - believe it or not, that is next week! This year, spice up the last weeks of winter by hosting a Mardi Gras party. Invite ... Read More

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